One Degree is raising funds to create a programme for volunteer mentors to empower students from disadvantaged backgrounds by developing their self-belief and transforming their academic performance.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1141733)
The cost of academic failure to our society is well documented by UNICEF, HM Prisons Service and the Department for Education. Failure results in lower social mobility, higher crime, unemployment and a fragmented society. The cost per person per year for someone not in education, employment or training (NEET) exceeds our One Degree per student budget 30 times over. Our current programme radius, within the borough of Brent, London, is an area failing to deliver a good standard of education.
Volunteer Mentors - regular learning leading up to student GSCE exams, embedding the skills, practice, planning, time-keeping, confidence required. Learning Through Technology - using flipped classroom and blended learning Online Support - - online mentoring and support platform available 24/7 and Motivational Guest Speakers
As Maths teachers, we noted an increased engagement from the students involved in One Degree. Students who had never before considered themselves as likely candidates for GCSE success now realised that it was within reach.
One of our pupils was predicted a mid-D grade at the start of One Degree. He achieved a B in English which, considering all the government reforms, is remarkable.
Of all the charities I have worked with, One Degree makes the most direct and measurable impact.
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